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Published on Dec 8, 2011
Press Conference from 2011 AGU Fall Meeting - Thu. 9 a.m. PST
As technology improves, so too does our ability to stay a step ahead of the weather. Several new tools will help scientists keep an eye on our weather and climate. David Green of NOAA's National Weather Service will talk about a new program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will send severe weather alerts to the mobile devices of people in harm's way. Gerald (Jay) Mace will explain how scientists will get a better look at clouds soon thanks to new radar systems recently deployed by the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. Colm Sweeney will describe a new sampling technique, developed and recently tested at NOAA, to gather samples of greenhouse and other atmospheric gasses from the surface to nearly 20 miles high at frequencies and costs similar to standard weather observations systems.
Participants: David Green Lead for Emerging Science and Services, NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; Colm Sweeney Research Scientist, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, Colorado, USA; Gerald (Jay) Mace Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Sessions: A24B, A42D, GC41D